Make Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken) using a few pantry staples. Tender, juicy chicken glazed with deliciously sweet-savory Honey Garlic Sauce. Great family recipe for busy nights!

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Ever since our big move, we’ve been on a roll developing some Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes: such as our beloved Instant Pot Lemon Chicken inspired by my dad’s restaurant and our Juicy & Tender Instant Pot Whole Chicken using our Game-Changing Technique.

They were lifesavers during survival mode.

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And we’ve been overwhelmed with rave reviews & love for these Easy Chicken Recipes. Thank you~

So we’re excited to share another Deliciously Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipe with you – Honey Garlic Chicken! 

Tender & juicy chicken drenched in delicious honey aroma and deeply sweet & savory garlic sauce. Yum!!

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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 563 kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Make Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken) using a few pantry staples. Tender, juicy chicken glazed with deliciously sweet Honey Garlic Sauce. Great family recipe for busy nights!

Ingredients

  • 4 - 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (we used 6 thighs, 1kg or 2 ¼lb)
  • 6 (27g) garlic cloves , crushed
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) light soy sauce
  • cup (167ml) unsalted chicken stock
  • 1.5 tablespoon (22.5ml) white vinegar
  • cup (113g) honey
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Pot in Pot Rice:

  • 1 cup (230ml) Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water

Thickener:

  • 2.5 tablespoons (22.5g) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) cold water

Garnish:

  • Flat- leaf parsley , finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Marinate Chicken Thighs: Place 4 - 8 chicken thighs in Instant Pot in a single layer. Add in 6 (27g) crushed garlic cloves, 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, 1.5 tbsp (22.5ml) white vinegar, and 2 tbsp (30ml) light soy sauce. Give it a quick mix and marinate for 10 - 15 minutes.
  2. Pressure Cook Chicken & Rice: Add ⅔ cup (167ml) unsalted chicken stock and season with black pepper.

    In a stainless steel bowl, add in 1 cup (230ml) Jasmine rice and 1 cup (250ml) cold water. Place a stainless steel rack on top of the chicken and layer the stainless steel bowl on top.

    Close lid, then Pressure Cook High Pressure for 6 minutes, then Natural Release for 10 minutes

  3. Make Honey Garlic Sauce: Set aside the chicken and rice. Bring the liquid mixture back to a boil using the Saute button. Mix in ⅓ cup (113g) honey to make the yummy Honey Garlic Sauce.
  4. Thicken & Season: Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch and 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water together in a small mixing bowl.

    Add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the honey garlic sauce until desired thickness.

    Taste and season with more salt (for reference, we added 2 more pinches) and black pepper if necessary.

  5. Optional Step - Broil in Oven: In an oven tray, generously coat the chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce. Place oven tray under the broiler for 5 - 7 minutes until chicken skins are browned.
  6. Serve Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken: Garnish with finely chopped flat-leaf parsley. Drizzle with more yummy Honey Garlic Sauce, then serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 685mg 29%
Potassium 539mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 23g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chicken recipes, honey garlic chicken, instant pot, instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken and rice, instant pot recipes

Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken.

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1

Marinate Chicken Thighs


Place 4 – 8 chicken thighs in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

*Pro Tip: Try to fit them in a single layer.

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Add 6 (27g) crushed garlic cloves, 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, 1.5 tbsp (22.5ml) white vinegar, and 2 tbsp (30ml) light soy sauce to the chicken and give it a quick mix.

Let the chicken marinate for 10 – 15 minutes.

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2

Pressure Cook Chicken & Rice


Add 2/3 cup (167ml) unsalted chicken stock and season with black pepper.

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In a stainless steel bowl, add in 1 cup (230ml) Jasmine rice and 1 cup (250ml) cold water.

Place a stainless steel trivet/rack on top of the chicken and layer the stainless steel bowl on top (as shown in below photo).

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Close lid, then Pressure Cook:

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 6 minutes, then Natural Release for 10 minutes

After 10 minutes, release remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.

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When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

3

Make Honey Garlic Sauce


Set aside the chicken and rice. Bring the liquid mixture back to a boil using the Saute button.

Mix in 1/3 cup (113g) honey to make the yummy Honey Garlic Sauce!

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4

Thicken & Seasoning


Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch and 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water together in a small mixing bowl.

Add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the honey garlic sauce until desired thickness.

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Taste and season with more salt (for reference, we added 2 more pinches) and black pepper if necessary.

5

Optional Step: Broil in Oven


The Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is ready to serve. You can serve it or make the dish more yummy with slightly crisped skin (broil the chicken in the oven).

In an oven tray, generously coat the chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce.

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Place oven tray under the broiler for 5 – 7 minutes until chicken skins are browned.

6

Serve Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken


Garnish with finely chopped flat-leaf parsley.

Drizzle with more Honey Garlic Sauce for the extra boost of yummy sauce, then serve immediately with rice and other side dishes.

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Enjoy your Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken!~ 🙂

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